- Associated Press - Friday, June 19, 2015

DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska (AP) - A historic coach is back at Denali National Park and Preserve, where in the 1930s it was one of the first tour vehicles to bring in visitors.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (https://bit.ly/1Ch8aFa) the Fageol Safety Coach spent 70 years on the corner of a Fairbanks intersection before being discovered last year by the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum.

Historian Nancy DeWitt says the safety coach is one of six still around today out of about 2,500 that were built.

The owner donated it to the museum in September 2014.

Museum manager Willy Vinton says volunteers, museum staff and a carpenter put in new wooden elements and windows, among other restoration efforts.

The coach was on display at the museum, but is now at McKinley Chalet Resort just outside Denali National Park.


Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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